I first posted this on another site in April, last year, but it seems as relevant now as it did then, possibly more so. So, here it is again :-
I am indebted to @Cate_a_Moore of Twitter fame for raising this issue today. Thank you Cate.
There have been several marches, demonstrations, petitions and arguements at various conferences over the future of so many public services. Police, NHS, Teachers, Coastguards, Armed Forces, Probation Officers, Lawyers, Firemen, Ambulance they are all under attack by this coalition government in the name of Reform.
Only today my old friends Policy Exchange seem to be promoting further privatisation of public services, although I must admit that I haven’t yet summoned up the enthusiasm to read beyond the synopsis.
What is needed, in my humble opinion, is ONE Campaign, similar to the #DoItRight campaign promoted by the Police Federation in tandem with one, co-ordinated campaign to raise public awareness of the threat to public services and the British way of life. Once they are gone it would take a miracle to restore them. Make no mistake this government doesn’t give one hoot what happens beyond 2015 because they will no longer be around, they are making themselves unelectable and they don’t care.
All of their (and Policy Exchange’s) ideas for Reform are being rushed through before 2015 with scant disregard for the consequences and long -term catastrophes. Short term profits for shareholders is all they seem to be interested in together with feathering their own nests for their retirements. I don’t really have an opinion on who heads up such a campaign and takes the ‘Lead’, but please Britain, why can’t we try it? Can anyone think of something better?
This arrogant ConDem coalition HAVE to be stopped before they disassemble Great Britain plc forever.
At the Big Picture we have blogged before on the various disasters that are being perpetrated by this government in the name of Reform, and it really is time to see The Big Picture. The future is out there and it really isn’t very bright. Join in, do your bit, Retweet this blog far and wide, make suggestions as to how we can move forward, but above all Stop This Government before they destroy everything that we have worked hard for and can still be proud of.